I first would like to start this off by saying I thank the man upstairs on the reg for blessing me with a fairly fast metabolism. Now, I know that everybody and every body is different but with Summer quickly approaching, (Houston, it’ll probably be here tomorrow) I wanted to share the things I do/eat because who doesn’t want to know that kinda stuff?!
I’m very regimented during the week. I’m the gal that always makes sure to eat breakfast and always brings my lunch to work. Sure, I also live by the “treat yo self” motto and occasionally opt for the lunch out with some coworkers or the happy hours with my pals. It’s V important that I mention how I really only keep to this schedule during the week and definitely enjoy on the weekends.
My typical week of eating looks like this:
- Frozen strawberries – sometimes I add blueberries, too
- 1 banana
- Vegan protein powder (I get mine from Juice Plus)
- Raw oats
- Chia seeds
- Almond Butter
- Almond Milk
Toss it into my Ninja blender and boom. I usually drink this in the car on the way to work in a yeti (yes, with a reusable straw) and once I get there, I rinse it and fill it with water. I totes recycle. #gogreen
This is also just the kind of stuff I like– you can basically do this with any kind of fruit you like. I also do frozen strawberries because it makes my smoothie really cold and I don’t like using ice.
I also bring my own coffee to work. I know, it’s silly. But I’m super picky when it comes to my coffee and who doesn’t love a nice warm cup o joe in the am?! While living in Chicago, I started to “run on Dunkin” so I now buy the kcups since Dunkin is unfortunately not on every corner in Houston like it is back there. I use a little bit of Silk Almond Milk Creamer and nom. (I also try and stay away from dairy. Pizza being the main exception) #duh
I already know what you’re thinking… “You eat the same thing every. day.” and the answer is yes. I know, it’s weird. I’m weird. I honestly will do this for a few months until I get tired of it and switch to oatmeal for breakfast (also nice for when it gets colder out).
- Romaine lettuce
- Red onion
- Bell pepper
- Black beans or Chickpeas
Dressing: I usually switch it up and either use this Honey Lime Vinaigrette (shoutout to HEB) or Girard’s Champagne Vinaigrette- the one that comes in the pretty bottle.
**I do minimal snacking. I don’t know what it is but I only really snack when I’m sitting at home and bored. Or bored period. I also don’t bring anything unhealthy with me to work so there are no temptations. But if I do, I grab an apple, granola bar or some nuts.
Again, eating the same thing for a while. When I get tired of this I usually switch to wraps. I make those with a spinach wrap and hummus and usually similar ingredients to the salad.
Fish or veggie bowls are my go-to’s. I don’t eat meat or chicken so dinners have definitely changed for me over the years. But I do eat fish. I am married to a meat eater and I love eating dinner together so sometimes if we make two different meals, then so be it. We do eat a lot of fish and veggies and I would say that’s what most of our dinners consist of.
- Sides: Green Beans, Shrooms, Broccoli, Asparagus
We’ll usually make one fish two veggies for sides. It really depends on what we grabbed at the grocery store that week.
Easy recipe for fish that we’ve been loving lately: A couple trout filet’s- Lightly coat with salt and pepper and pan sear. It sounds plain but it’s purrty delish.
My other favorite veggie dinner is quinoa bowls.
- Red onion
- Bell pepper
- Green onion
- Chickpeas / black beans
You can really add anything and everything to these bowls and they’re guaranteed to be delish. I sometimes top the bowl off with some shrimp or fish if we have leftovers or keep it full veggie and add some sweet potato. I do like to add a bean to these since I eat a little more for dinner. Put a small amount of dressing on top and mix it up. I could honestly eat these all the time.
I’m all about enjoying. Like I said, I really only keep to this schedule during the week but on weekends we do like to scope out the restaurant scene. 😉 When I do that, I just try to do all things in moderation. Everyone def needs to enjoy!
I work out with a trainer at least 2x a week. I was fortunate enough to move back to my home town and have my mom as my workout buddy. We have known our trainer since I can remember and he still works at our gym so he helps with telling us what to do.
I know not everyone has that so with the lovely world wide web- there are tons of great workouts that you can find online. I love discovering workout videos on instagram or youtube and saving them and then pulling them up while I’m at the gym or even just at home.
I know this may not work for everyone but it works for me. As I said before, everybody and every body is different! Keep doing you and always remember, you’re so much stronger than you think!